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UN-development in Ohio
Geauga County eases a golf course back to wilderness
by WKSU's M.L. SCHULTZE


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The Geauga Park District is transforming a golf course back to nature, and just got nearly half a million dollars from the state EPA to help. WKSU's M.L. Schultze reports on a first-of-its kind effort for the region.
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Orchard Hills Golf Course started out as part of a fruit farm, and developers had it in mind for a new housing allotment. Instead, it was turned over to the Western Reserve Land Conservancy. And now its being UN-developed, first into a county park and eventually into a nature preserve along the Chagrin River.

Paul Pirra is a biologist with the Geauga Parks. This week, the state awarded the project close to half a million dollars to restore three streams that flow into the Chagrin and restoring wetlands.


The park district is working on the project with the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District as well as the nature conservancy.

 


 

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